How well do you know Brazil?

Twenty Questions Compiled by Fran Bryson

  1. Which European colonial power colonized Brazil?
  2. What is Brazil’s most-populous city?
  3. What is the currency of Brazil?
  4. What large body of water lies to the east of Brazil?
  5. What is the capital of Brazil?
  6. What is the official language of Brazil?
  7. What is the official religion of Brazil?
  8. Who is Brazil’s current President?
  9. Brazil’s best-known song, ‘The Girl from Ipanema’, is set in which city?
  10. In what Brazilian city will the bulk of the Olympic Games be held?
  11. What figure overlooks Rio de Janerio?
  12. What is the name of Brazil’s most famous waterfalls?
  13. What are the colours of the Brazilian flag?
  14. What, in English, is the motto on the Brazilian flag?
  15. Is the population of Brazil a) under one hundred million b) between one and two hundred million or c) over two hundred million?
  16. Where does Brazil’s population rank it in world terms?
  17. How many states are there in Brazil?
  18. What was the first capital of Brazil?
  19. In what year did Captain Pedro Álvares Cabaral land on Brazilian shores and claim the territory for Portugal?
  20. What is the slogan-like nickname for Rio de Janeiro?